Pepper plants are $3.00 each, plus
shipping. All plants are shipped
Priority Mail. Plants are well
established in 2½" square pots that are
3½" deep to provide our customers with
larger, healthier plants. NOTE:
Number of days from
transplanting until harvest is
only for comparison purposes
between varieties. Actual
number of days varies with
location and growing
GROWING: Don't see that "must
have" variety in our regular
offerings? We're happy to do
custom sowings of unlisted
varieties, often at no extra
charge! But you must order
early enough to allow the plants
to reach shipping size. More
Compact plants produce lovely,
cream-colored, slightly pointed bell-shaped
fruits that ripen to orange-red.
Outstandingly productive in our trials.
California Wonder $3.00
An excellent green bell pepper. Nice size
and very good yield. A popular old-time
variety that holds its own against modern
types as well as heirlooms of more
Canary Bell $3.00
Superior sweet pepper, thick-walled with
bright yellow color. Sets early and
produces all summer. Exceptional flavor.
Charleston Belle $3.00
70 days. The
first nematode-resistant bell pepper.
Large, beautiful fruit are smooth and of
good quality. A great pepper for the south
and any area where nematodes are a major
problem. Attractive, compact plants
produce fairly early. Developed by the
USDA at Charleston, South Carolina.
Chinese Giant $3.00
Gorgeous green fruits ripening to red,
reaching to 6 inches long by 4- to 5
inches across. Very thick walled and
sweet. Yet plants are compact and bushy--very striking in the garden! A
Burpee introduction circa 1900.
70 days. Super productive variety,
and amazingly early. The blocky bells are
large, with three to four lobes. Fruits
start out green, ripening to chocolate
brown, very sweet and richly flavored if
allowed to develop to full maturity. A
superior variety in cooler-summer gardens.
Emerald Giant $3.00
Large, blocky bells have thick, sweet
flesh. Dark green fruit turn red when
ripe. Vigorous plants give heavy yields. A
good variety for the south. Developed in
Golden Cal Wonder $3.00
Productive like regular Cal Wonder, but
this one ripens to a bright golden-yellow.
Elegant in salads or other dishes
alongside green, red, and purple peppers.
Reliable cropper in the North.
King of the North $3.00
57-68 days—Bull-nose type, elongated
bells reaching 6 inches long by 4
inches wide, tapering slightly and with
medium-thick walls. Tolerates cold weather
better than most varieties. Prolific,
sprawling plants. Especially valuable in
short-season areas, but of great usefulness
wherever very early sweet peppers are
Orange Sun $3.00
80 days. Beautiful bell peppers
are a glowing cheerful orange in color.
The thick flesh is intensely sweet and
fruity. Makes a nice, large bell that is
a joy to behold, whether in the garden
or on the table!
Alaku Sarga $3.00
A spectacular pepper from
Hungary. Round fruits to 3 inches
in diameter, flattened and deeply
ribbed. This pepper has sweet,
incredibly thick walls that stay crisp.
The compact, productive plants are
loaded with bright yellow-orange fruits.
We always grow this superior variety as
it is one of our very favorites, year in
and year out.
Purple Beauty $3.00
Purple peppers are always a favorite, as
they are so colorful. This variety
produces loads of beautiful bells on
compact, bushy plants. Crisp texture and
mild, sweet flavor makes this one
popular with everyone. Purple ripening
Quadrato d' Asti
80 days. The giant yellow
Quadrato bell pepper. The huge fruit
are a favorite. Beautiful and blocky,
with very thick walls; the flavor is
outstanding--sweet and rich! This
Italian variety gives very heavy
yields. This superb pepper is a real
Quadrato d' Asti
80 days. Very thick brilliant red
flesh. The fruit are huge. Delicious
rich-sweet taste. Excellent for frying,
salads, or stuffing. One of the largest
red bells. Beautiful and blocky. A
really choice variety. Produces large
yields. Very often seen in the markets
of Italy. Superb!
Red Cheese $3.00
75-80 days. Our very
favorite sweet pepper at Abundant
Acres. Not quite a bell-type, these
are more round. They look like a
medium size tomato 3-4 inches
across. Thich-walled, sweet,
rich-tasting, they're good any way
you use a sweet pepper. But we
relish them as stuffed peppers.
Productive for us right up to frost.
miniature bells, fruits
being only about 1.5 inches
tall and wide. Thick-walled
fruits ripen to a deep red.
Productive plants to 2 feet
tall. Ideal stuffed, making
very unusual hors d'ouvres.
Sweet Chocolate $3.00
75 days. A bell that starts
out the color of milk chocolate,
turning red when fully ripe. A
slighty earlier variety that does
well in northern climates also. Medium-sized fruits
abundantly produced on rambling
plants that might require some
support. More-or-less a bell
days. Long fruits to 10 inches,
starting yellow-green and ripening to
red. Plants to 30 inches. Very
full-flavored sweet pepper.
Exceptionally good for frying or
roasting. Productive in our 2006 trial
Alma Paprika $3.00
70-80 days. Thick-walled,
round fruits produced abundantly all
season. Excellent for drying and
grinding into paprika powder. The plants
make a brave show in the garden, with
the cream-colored fruits ripening
through orange and finally to red.
Compact plants in our 2009 garden.
de Ometepe $3.00
(Capsicum annuum) Our
plants are grown from seed
that originated with famous
Pennsylvania food and garden
writer William Woys Weaver,
who acquired it in 1998 from
Ana Carballo, a farmer and
produce vendor in
There, it is an indigenouus
sweet pepper, from an island
called Ometepe in Lake
Nicaragua. The fruits are
large, up to 7”,
tapering to a curious
crooked point at the blossom
end. Superb for stuffing;
use red or green. Plants
reach about three feet in
80-100 days. A fine Italian
heirloom. Ripens to a rich
yellow-gold, tapered, two-lobed
fruit to 9 inches, having fairly
thick flesh and very thin skin.
Excellent for roasting, frying or
Nardello Sweet $3.00
Introduced by Seed Savers Exchange.
Original seed provided by the late Jimmy
Nardello, Naugatuk, Connecticut, whose
family brought the seeds from the
village of Ruoti, Italy, in 1887.
Compact, 24-inch plants produce loads of
10-12 inch long, slender, crinkly fruits
that are fine for frying. A very
days. A late Italian pepper with
beautiful, big, yellow, 7", tapering
fruit; very sweet, superb for frying or
fresh use. This wonderful heirloom is
delicious and mild.
days. Another Italian variety. Fruits to
12-inches long, 3-inches across, sweet,
thin-skinned, great for frying. We've
often enjoyed these roasted and peeled,
and served as a side dish with barbeque
or a roast. Exceptional production in
our 2009 garden, fraught as it was with
cool temperatures and excessive
rainfall. Now a staple variety here and
one we will never willingly be without.
days- -As a group, the
Marconi are our favorite
sweet peppers, being very
reliable and productive in
our gardens, year in and
year out. Purple Marconi
bears the same thick-walled,
sweet fruits, but in purple.
Takes on a clear purple hue
from a very small size,
holding that color until
quite late, then changing to
red. Lovely sliced
into salads along with
a superb heirloom frying pepper, brought
from Italy long ago. The 4" fruit
turn brilliant red, with flavor that is
rich and very sweet. Great fried
or fresh, a true Italian variety
that seems to have been widely
grown in the Chicago area.
Red Belgian $3.00
days. 3-4" fruits are
wedge-shaped. Fruit starts out
ivory to pale yellow and ripens to
a deep red, but is often hidden
beneath the dense foliage. An
especially fine-flavored sweet
pepper. Very compact, dainty
fruits look like
inches in length
near the stem
fruits are a
into rings in
the patio or
deck where its
beauty can be